Automatic Writing with Gabriel Bump (hybrid)
In this one-hour workshop, we’ll fall into our thoughts. Students will try to write without pausing, without second-guessing themselves. We’ll get lost in our writing, find a trance-like state, stumble, maybe, onto something revelatory. For inspiration, we’ll read excerpts from Ducks, Newburyport.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.
Gabriel BumpFiction Writer
Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. His debut novel, Everywhere You Don’t Belong, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and has won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Fiction, the Heartland Booksellers Award for Fiction, and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s First Novelist Award. Bump is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
photo cred: Meleena Gil